Lower-Division Art Courses

1A. Drawing. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Course in basic drawing skills intended as preparation for work in variety of media. P/NP or letter grading.

1B. Sculpture. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to concepts and forms of contemporary sculpture to become familiar with tools and material to enable students to visually manifest their individual ideas. Presentation of work of contemporary artists. P/NP or letter grading.

11A. Painting. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Basics of painting: introduction to technical procedures, tools, and materials. Discussion of fundamental conceptual and formal concerns. P/NP or letter grading.

11B. Photography. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Fundamentals in technique, with emphasis on individual projects. Varied approaches, processes, and applications of photographic medium within context of art, supported by studies in theory, aesthetics, and history of photography. P/NP or letter grading.

11C. Printmaking. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introductory survey of various technical and conceptual concerns in variety of printmaking media as preparation for more focused study in particular media at upper-division level. P/NP or letter grading.

11D. New Genres. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to projects in installation, performance, video, film, intermedia, and other nontraditional media and processes. P/NP or letter grading.

11E. Ceramics. (4) Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to ceramic materials and processes, with emphasis on personal and cultural expression in ceramic media. Discussion of ceramics in contemporary artistic practice and social history of ceramic art. Letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

20. Production. (2) Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Instruction in production techniques and processes, including basics of recording still images, moving images, and sound. Discussion of professional setups and standard practices as well as alternatives. Editing of still images, moving images, and sound. Review of use of tools, software, workflow, storage, and output modalities. Letter grading.

21A. Production: Photographic Print. (2) Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20. Techniques and processes, including basics of shooting, editing, and output for still images and photographs. Professional setups and standard practices as well as alternatives. Review of use of tools, software, workflow, storage, and output modalities. Instruction in postproduction skills and tools for editing and altering images and producing high-quality printed images. Letter grading.

21B. Production: Moving Image and Sound. (2) Studio, four hours. Limited to Art majors. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20. Moving image and sound production and post-production techniques, tools, and processes, including instruction in basics of shooting, editing, output, and display. Familiarization with production skills, equipment, setups, and standard practices used in creation of moving image and/or sound works. Instruction in use of cameras, lights, and microphones, and shooting and recording setups and techniques, including handheld, fig-rig, dolly-shots, and green screens. Introduction to and development of familiarity with post-production software and processes of editing, animating, exporting, and presenting high-quality sound and moving image works. Letter grading.

31A. Modernism. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Impact of modernist thought on art and society from mid-19th through early-20th centuries. Exploration of origins, development, theory, and practice of modernism in Europe and U.S. Letter grading.

31B. Modernism. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Art majors should complete courses 31A, 31B, and 31C in sequence in first year. Continuation of impact of modernist ideas through mid-20th century, with focus primarily on work made from 1920s to 1960s. Letter grading.

31C. Modernism. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Art majors should complete courses 31A, 31B, and 31C in sequence in first year. Continuation of impact of modernist ideas through latter part of 20th century, covering shift from modernist to postmodernist practices and theories, with focus on work made from 1960s to present. Letter grading.

70. Summer Art Institute: Special Topics in Studio. (3) Studio/lecture/field trips, 45 hours. Limited to high school students in Summer Art Institute. Two-week intensive in studio art covering range of media and contemporary art practices and combination of focused studio work, lecture/presentations, field trips, critiques, and final exhibition of student work. Offered only as part of Summer Institute. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.